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Damp Proofing Rye

Do not let damp problems damage your Rye home. When water makes its way into a home, it can eat away at the foundation and become destructive, unpleasant mould until it is eliminated. In all our years in the industry, Sussex Damp Experts has never experienced a damp issue which we were unable to overcome.

We also specialise in condensation control, waterproofing of basements, woodworm infestation treatment, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure that your property is healthy and protected at all times. If you find any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. Thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well-known in Rye and surrounding suburbs. Register for a free damp survey today!

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  • upto 30 year guarantee
  • customer focused team
  • 20 years combined experience
  • portfolio of satified customers
  • attention to detail
  • Construction line accreditation
  • public liability insurance
  • CHAS accreditation

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to protect against moisture entering the inside of properties via floors and walls. Dampness can affect any property, especially older properties that were built without any damp control system. There are two common damp problems – rising damp and penetrating damp. No matter what kind of damp problem your property faces, our Rye damp proofing specialists will locate and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation is one of the most common reasons for dampness in most homes, especially in bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. It occurs when warm, moist air interacts with cold surfaces that causes water to settle on any surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    Some insignificant plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patch — water leakage may be small but is usually frequent and concentrated in the same position. This concentrated, repetitive wetting rapidly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring areas.

  3. Building Defects

    Many common defects in structures can result in internal dampness, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, damaged stone windowsills, deficient sealing around doors and windows, and lack of maintenance on wooden doors and windows.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have just found a moist spot in your home or backyard, bad guttering may be the culprit. Gutters can cause humidity. This is likely to happen when most of the network is covered by garbage or the accumulation of grime and dirt.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. Mortar may crack visibly, and salt stains may become visible on the walls. The structure will further weaken due to rusting of the steel and iron fasteners. In extreme cases, the mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Furthermore, the dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a house. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named sick building syndrome. Damp, furthermore, makes the plaster and paint to peel and wallpaper to deteriorate.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent moisture from entering the building. At Sussex Damp Experts, we will provide you with various damp proofing solutions, each with its own benefits. A damp proof course (DPC) helps to control rising damp through a special structure that controls moisture which is created by their capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached to the building. A DPM helps to handle moisture by using a polyethene material positioned under a sheet of concrete. The form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It is also made from cement, such as a shotcrete, which can shield against moisture and water and pressure. The cavity wall construction creates a space between the walls inside and outside to keep away water, while the pressure groove is used for the masonry walls to close all the gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As a damp specialist, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in Rye. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting any solution. We boast some of the best surveyors in the industry with many years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to detecting damp-related problems and coming up with a tailor-made treatment course for your house. To register for a free home damp survey with Sussex Damp Experts today, just contact us by sending a message to our team of damp proofing experts or by calling us directly at 01273 257 765.

Penetrating Damp Treatment

This type of damp is also called rain penetration, involving water coming into the house from outside. The causes of water ingress can be easily detected and mostly addressed with cost-effective treatments. Our competent damp-proofing crew can inspect and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and destructive issues that you may face in your home.

That’s why thousands of homeowners in Rye have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists from Rye. Schedule your free survey today if you need knowledgeable and professional damp-proofing experts, call us directly on the 01273 257 765 line.

Basements Waterproofing.

Basement waterproofing refers to solutions used to prevent water from reaching the basement or below the floor of a building. Sussex Damp Experts are leading waterproofing and building protection specialists in Rye for residential as well as commercial properties. A professionally designed waterproofing device can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in our equipment’s efficiency and keep our technicians up to date about the new techniques. Woodworm infestation can be found in all property types – residential, commercial, and industrial. The loss of wood may result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Rye-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to provide solutions to any problems in your properties by delivering our expert damp care, dry rot repair and woodworm solutions to consumers in the region. Only a professional company such as us can conduct dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book an online survey to arrange a meeting or contact our team leader to talk about your requirements.

Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot appears as a black fungus on timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry, causing the timber to become soft and spongy to touch and discoloured in appearance. The goal of the treatment process is to remove the source of dampness, to treat or replace decayed timber and to install a physical barrier that will prevent further damage from damp masonry. To conduct a survey, please contact us today at Rye.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. We are a reputable and capable specialist in condensation management at Rye. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Sussex Damp Experts. Our effective condensation control systems can tackle the formation of humidity and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Rye and have condensation issues then get in touch on 01273 257 765 to arrange a survey.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp issue in your house, a damp survey could identify the problem’s seriousness and provide solutions.

Our comprehensive and thorough surveys, performed by professional experts, are extensive inspections that give our customers a clear overview of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any needed work reliably. As one of Rye’s most developed and reputable companies, we pride ourselves on our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Get in touch with our knowledgeable and approachable staff today to get professional, unbiased advice or to book a free, damp survey with no obligation.

Get in Touch.

Our accommodating staff will be ready to take your call to set up a damp and timber survey at your property. Sussex Damp Experts has a long-term experience in any kind of damp issues providing you expert knowledge in dealing with damp and dry rot situations. Get in contact with us today to find out more about our services.


FAQ’s

How many days will I wait to get my survey results?

We’ll do our best to ensure that within 4-6 business days the survey and our study will be completed.

What will cost me to conduct a survey?

The cost of the survey will depend on the building, and the inspection type. Other costs would also include our labour cost. We can complete a free inspection in most situations.

How do you conduct a damp survey?

A walk around the outside of the building is the first step in the damp survey. The damp surveyor has to understand the building’s details. External findings such as the chimney stack, the wall, lighting, and rainwater products should be considered in the damp survey. Our Surveyor will monitor areas visually and with the help of a damp metre during internal inspection – usually in one or two conductivity modes and check the radio frequency. The test will be carried out with the assistance of a special damp meter on a non-invasive basis.

How do I identify damp?

Some of the common signs of damp inside a house include:

  • A damp and musty smell
  • Mould or mildew appearance on walls, floors, or ceilings.
  • Walls, floors, or ceilings that feel cold or damp.
  • Patches on walls or mortar that are black or discoloured.
  • Lifting or peeling wallpaper.
  • Excessive window condensation.

How can I prevent damp in my property?

It is better to prevent than to treat dampness. There are several ways to prevent damp in your properties including checking your roof frequently for damage, especially after stormy weather conditions, cleaning your gutters regularly and patching or repairing them as soon as any harm occurs.

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